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Wilton hopes British title fight takes place in Belfast

LUKE Wilton hopes he can be crowned lord of the domestic flies in Belfast.

‘Winky’ has secured a second shot at the Lonsdale strap after the British Boxing Board of Control ordered a bout between the Belfast puncher and Iain Butcher. Purse bids will take place on March 11 and only then will we know who will promote the clash and most likely know were it will take place.

“I am very excited to get chance to fight for the British title again. It has been long time coming but I have shown patience throughout my career and I just had to wait again,” Wilton told Irish-boxing.com.

“We hope to bring it to Belfast, but we will just have to wait and see.”

Like Butcher, Wilton has challenged for the title previously and like the Scottish puncher he was out pointed by now European champion Kevin Satchell. As a result Wilton thinks they go into the clash on a level playing field.

“Butcher is a good fighter  and I know it will be a tough fight,” he added.

” Satchell is a different fighter different they have styles and so on,  but he has proved he deserves to be where he is by beating both of us. Both Butcher and I have challenged for the Brisith title and both of us have fought Satchell swell so we have an equal amount of experience. It will be a tough fight.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years